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Innovation

We engender a collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment with the unique potential to make a significant impact on complex local and global challenges.

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New & Notable

  • President Monaco

    Three decades ago, a team of researchers—including future Tufts President Anthony P. Monaco—combed through millions of DNA letters to find the flawed gene responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Here’s how their work led to the first-ever FDA-approved drug for treating the deadly disease. 

Spotlights

  • Gloved hand holding test tube

    Focuses on biopolymer engineering to understand structure-function relationships, with emphasis on studies related to self-assembly, biomaterials engineering, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

  • Civic Seed Logo

    An innovative, multiplayer game developed at Tisch College to prepare students for work in the community.

  • Professor Kupperwasser in her lab

    Addresses the most serious diseases and medical conditions through collaborative research among investigators in various fields. 

  • Map pinpointing locations of the ebola virus

    An international partnership of universities focused on strengthening global workforce development against emerging pandemic threats.

  • Group of people interacting with a dog

    Promotes the health, strengths and well-being of humans and animals through multidisciplinary partnerships that foster innovative research, education and service programs in human-animal interaction.

  • Students listening to a lecture

    Encouraging the recruitment of interdisciplinary faculty whose teaching and research are relevant to multiple academic units.